Join Paul Hosier, author of Seacoast Plants of the Carolinas: A New Guide for Plant Identification and Use in the Coastal Landscape and professor emeritus at University of North Carolina Wilmington, at these upcoming coastal events.
On Wednesday, September 18, Paul Hosier will give a talk titled “Seacoast Flora and Ecology of the Carolinas” as part of East Carolina University’s “Science on the Sound” lecture series. The talk will cover environmental factors influencing the plants present in the Outer Banks region, as well as considerations for coastal residents interested in adding native plants to their gardens. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and is located at ECU’s Coastal Studies Institute.
Hosier will also speak at the North Carolina Native Plant Festival Saturday, September 21. His talk will be from 1 to 2 p.m., with festival events beginning at 9 a.m. and going until 4 p.m. The event is located at the New Hanover County Arboretum, and admission is free.
Join Hosier at the Southwest Brunswick Branch Library on Thursday, September 26 for a discussion and Q&A beginning at 3 p.m.
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 23: There is a waitlist for a walk with Hosier Monday, October 7 to identify native coastal plants along Sunset Beach. See how native plants are utilized along the dunes and by local residents and have your questions answered by the expert himself. The walk begins at 10 a.m. at the Sunset Beach Gazebo at the end of Sunset Boulevard and will be followed by a lunchtime Q&A at the gazebo at 12 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “COASTAL PLANT WALK” to reserve your space at this free event.
Seacoast Plants of the Carolinas is a joint publication between North Carolina Sea Grant and University of North Carolina Press.
Photo by Gary Allen